Jan
24
Fri
Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Certification | HUT BASED @ Tornak Hut
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Certification | HUT BASED @ Tornak Hut

This intensive course is a comprehensive introduction to avalanche phenomena as it relates to backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning. The course format will comprise a mix of classroom theory and field practice while ski touring and evaluating avalanche terrain. Students will receive a certification for completion of a Level 1 Avalanche Training Course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. Course text, food and Hut included in price.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm
Jan
25
Sat
Sun Valley Guides: Intro to Backcountry-Saturday’s on Skins @ Sun Valley Guides
Jan 25 all-day
Sun Valley Guides: Intro to Backcountry-Saturday's on Skins @ Sun Valley Guides | Ketchum | Idaho | United States

Get away from the weekend crowds and head to the backcountry for a blissful day skinning and skiing in our backyard! Meet new people, learn new backcountry techniques in this drop-in tour. Must have own AT equipment or rent from a local retailer, beacon, shovel and probe. Tour starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm. Recurring every Saturday!

Winter Bird Walk at Silver Creek Preserve @ Silver Creek Preserve
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Bird Walk at Silver Creek Preserve @ Silver Creek Preserve

Join the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) and local birding enthusiast Poo Wright-Pulliam for a walk around the Nature Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve to search for and learn about many species! Meet at the Visitor Center Silver Creek Preserve. Silver Creek Preserve is a winter haven for many species.

Bring water, snacks, and warm layers. Snowshoes may be necessary dependent on snow cover.

Pre-registration is required.

Jan
29
Wed
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations
Jan 29 – Feb 2 all-day
Sun Valley Nordic Festival, featuring the Boulder Mountain Tour @ Various Locations

The Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour and Sun Valley Nordic Festival welcome you to NordicTown USA in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. Independent groups, organizations and individuals such as the Blaine County Recreation District, Galena Lodge, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Vamps, local businesses and a host of generous dedicated individuals have come together to give you the best cross country experience on the planet. Come to Sun Valley, Idaho and enjoy everything NordicTownUSA has to offer.
2020 Schedule Wednesday, 1/29 – Nordic Town USA Town Sprints and Opening Celebration, Thursday 1/30 –  Ski clinic with SVSEF Gold Team members, Friday, 1/31 – BMT Expo and Race Bag Pickup Saturday, 2/1 – 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour/Awards Party Sunday, 2/2 – Demo Days at Sun Valley Resort Wednesday, 2/12 – BMT Volunteer Party

SV Nordic Festival and Boulder Mountain Tour Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 25
Galena & the Trails Winter Benefit
5:30 p.m.
Limelight Room, Sun Valley Inn
The Galena and Trails Winter Benefit brings friends together to celebrate the importance of our local treasure. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the community’s efforts to “Save Galena Lodge” from being torn down. This year’s benefit includes dinner, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions, and paddle raise. A great time for a good cause!
Details, Jenna Vagias (208) 578-5455.

Wednesday, January 29
NordicTown USA Sprints
Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum
The NordicTown USA Sprints pit teams of two in a head-to-head freestyle relay format on a 400-meter oval. The event features elite racers from the field, as well as top juniors from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Once again this year is a “Regs and Dregs” class for citizen racers. Cash prizes to the top teams will be awarded. Come join the fun as a participant or spectator. Zions Bank will host a hot chocolate booth (complete with marshmallows!) and Sawtooth Brewery will be serving up the suds and there will be a toasty bonfire. You are sure to enjoy yourself! Details, Rick Kapala (208) 726-3899.

Schedule
3:30 p.m. Registration and bib pick up
4:15 p.m. Welcome/Instructions
4:30 p.m. Youth mass start – 1 lap
4:45 p.m. Youth mass start – 2 laps
5:00 p.m. Regs and Dregs – 4 laps
5:15 p.m. Elite class – 8 laps

Wednesday, January 29
Kickoff Party, 5:30-8 p.m.
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
Come celebrate the start of the Boulder and get your groove on with Ketchum’s own Pisten Bullies, who play a rollicking mix of alt country, original rock and classic favorites. You will be loose as a goose and ready to roll! Drink and food specials will be available.

Thursday, January 30
SVSEF Gold Team Race Clinic, 10-12 p.m.
Sun Valley Resort
World-class racers from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team will offer tips and tactics for making this year’s Boulder Mountain Tour your best ever. Clinic is free to Boulder participants. Check-in for a free trail pass courtesy of Sun Valley.

Friday, January 31
Race Bag/Packet Pickup and BMT Expo, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
All racers should plan on picking up their race bag and packet at the BMT Expo. Each racer receives a bib, timing chip, race-day details, SWIX souvenir hat, and goodies. The BMT Expo features event sponsors, industry insiders and local vendors. Want to get the lowdown on trails, temps, wax and equipment from the pros? This is the spot to do it.

Saturday, February 1 – REGISTER HERE!
Boulder Mountain Tour, 10 a.m.
Harriman Trail, Sawtooth National Forest
The 47th annual Boulder Mountain Tour launches down the Harriman Trail at 10 a.m. A field of 775 racers will challenge themselves over 34-kilometers. The 15k Half Boulder begins at Baker Creek at 11:30 a.m. Both end at across from SNRA Headquarters. Spectators can catch the elite class finish shortly after 11 a.m.

Saturday, February 1
Awards Ceremony and Party at Ketchum Town Square, 5-7 p.m.
Fourth Street and East Avenue, downtown Ketchum
Come one, come all to the festive awards ceremony. All race participants will receive a raffle ticket at the door. Raffle prizes include skis, boots, poles, clothing, bags and training aids from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sunday, February 2
Demo Day and Barbecue, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun Valley Nordic Center
Check out the latest and greatest equipment and goods from Fischer, Rossignol, Swix/Toko, Salomon, Alpina and Start at Demo Day hosted by The Elephant’s Perch, Backwoods Mountain Sports and Sun Valley Nordic Center. Demo Day is free for all BMT participants. Just bring your race bib for a trail pass. Discounted trail pass for all others is $10. Burgers, brats and veggie burgers will be available from 11-2 p.m.

Saturday, February 8
Ski The Rails
10-1 p.m.
Ski The Rails is a free cross-country ski tour along the Wood River Trail and is suitable for Nordic skiers of all ages and abilities and their dogs. Beginning in Ketchum, Nordic skiers find aid stations along the Wood River Trail as they make their way south to Hailey. Tourers finish their ski at the Sun Valley Brewery with a bonfire and live music. Before the tour begins, buses shuttle skiers from Hailey to Ketchum so that their car is at the finish.

Digging Deeper | 2018-19 Deep Slab Cycle @ Elephant's Perch, Ketchum, ID
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Digging Deeper | 2018-19 Deep Slab Cycle @ Elephant's Perch, Ketchum, ID | Ketchum | Idaho | United States

Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed – YOUR BRAIN!

SAC Forecaster, Ben VandenBos, will lead a discussion on the 2018-19 Deep Slab Cycle. A widespread deep slab avalanche cycle occurred in the winter 2018-19. Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Ben VandenBos for a description of the conditions that led up to the cycle, his efforts to document the avalanches that occurred, and how he managed the hazard presented by the deep slab problem in his personal skiing.

Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free!

Jan
31
Fri
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
1
Sat
Sun Valley Guides: Intro to Backcountry-Saturday’s on Skins @ Sun Valley Guides
Feb 1 all-day
Sun Valley Guides: Intro to Backcountry-Saturday's on Skins @ Sun Valley Guides | Ketchum | Idaho | United States

Get away from the weekend crowds and head to the backcountry for a blissful day skinning and skiing in our backyard! Meet new people, learn new backcountry techniques in this drop-in tour. Must have own AT equipment or rent from a local retailer, beacon, shovel and probe. Tour starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm. Recurring every Saturday!

Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.

Feb
3
Mon
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival @ Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspiring international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The World Tour provides a first-class film experience for those who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. The Argyros hosts the 2020 Tour, which marks the 20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

World Tour has come to the Sun Valley area. Don’t miss four epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.